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June 8 marks #WorldOceanDay.

We honor this day by highlighting the need to protect marine life from human #fishing activities—a step that has the potential to both tackle biodiversity loss and the ongoing climate crisis. @WorldOceansDay👇 1/10
Ocean ecosystems are vital since oceans:

đŸ—ș make up 70% of Earth’s surface
đŸ« produce 80% of the oxygen we breathe
🐠 house 80% of all life on Earth

At the same time:
🎣98.5% of the #ocean is open to fishing fleets


Human activity is the number one threat to #ocean health.

An initiative led by @aquaticlifeins urges consumers to protect oceans by choosing #PlantBased seafood alternatives and improving the legal protection of marine animals, @matthewzampa reports. 3/10

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Today is #WorldOceanDay 🌊

Did you know at least eight million tonnes of plastics end up in the oceans every year?

We take a look at 8 critically endangered marine species 👇

Great hammerhead sharks are known for their distinctive mallet-shaped heads.

They are often targeted for their fins and caught as bycatch during fishing.

European eels have snake-like bodies that can reach a length of 1.3 metres.

Dams and hydroelectric turbines disrupt eels’ migration routes, and overfishing has caused a steady decline in their population.

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How about a đŸ§”of ocean memories for #OceanMonth? Here is the sunset off the coast of Monterrico, Guatemala. It was the first time I saw the Pacific Ocean irl and just before this we got to see a release of baby Olive Ridley sea turtles from a local rescue hatchery 1/30 ImageImageImage
That time I took my friend Jess’ pup Zoe (RIP) for a morning walk on the Jersey shore and we combatted plastic pollution together while I sent work emails from my Blackberry (also RIP) #OceanMemories-4-#OceanMonth 2/30 Image
That time the sun came out for 10 min. at @aaas in Vancouver in 2012 & Canada’s coast revealed every shade of blue! I was there w/ @OceanHealthIndx, but I had better luck pitching the carbon footprint of a shrimp cocktail
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1. 80% of the oxygen humans breathe comes from the Ocean

2. global warming will kill corals within decades causing rippling ecosystem collapse with devastating effects on the planet

3. ocean acidification & deoxygenation cause extinction both are happening now
“You like to breathe?” Crosby asked. “Estimates are that up to 80% of the oxygen you are breathing in right now comes from the ocean.

90% of corals dead by 2040s.

(99-100% dead soon after we hit 2°C of global warming by 2035 - 2050)

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Hoy es el #DíaMundialDeLosOcéanos ~ Today is the #WorldOceanDay

Aprovecho para comentar algunas de las caracterĂ­sticas de los #ocĂ©anos en este #hilo👇

@pescaconfuturo @Oceana_Peru @concienciaeco @FundacionEcolec @EFEverde @IEOoceanografia @magazineoceano Image
1- Si nos ponemos tiquismiquis podríamos considerar que solo existe un #océano, esa gran extensión de agua que cubre en continuo mås del 70% de la superficie del #planeta.

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2- Sin embargo, el ocĂ©ano global no es uniforme y habitualmente se ha delimitado a su vez en cuatro grandes ocĂ©anos en funciĂłn de sus caracterĂ­sticas particulares: #PacĂ­fico, #AtlĂĄntico, #Índico y #Ártico.

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